Metz vs Monaco: Champions expected to enjoy easy win

Metz vs Monaco: Champions expected to enjoy easy win

Odds: Metz 7/1, Draw 17/4, Monaco 33/100

Kick Off: 1945, 18/08/2017

Stadium: Stade Saint-Symphorien

TV: BT Sport

Monaco put 12 goals past Metz without reply in Ligue 1 last season and another one-sided affair looks on the cards judged on each team’s early form this term.

The hosts are among the favourites to be relegated, whereas the visitors appear determined not to give up their title without a fight.

PSG’s power means there can be few slip-ups from the title holders, so 31/20 for an away win to nil kicks off our Metz vs Monaco betting predictions.

A Look At Metz’s Betting Odds

Metz drew a blank at home four times last season, also failing to hit the back of the net against Bordeaux, Saint-Etienne and Lyon, so breaking down the better teams is clearly a problem.

Losing Senegal starlet Ismaila Sarr to Stade Rennais for over £15million is unlikely to help matters after he signed off with five goals in 12 games.

Hardly any of that money has been reinvested and back-to-back defeats against Guingamp (1-3) and Bordeaux (0-2) do not augur well for the current campaign.

Punters can get 17/20 for the champions to win by more than one goal and that has to be included in our Metz vs Monaco betting tips.

A Look At Monaco’s Betting Odds

Continued speculation regarding Kylian Mbappe’s future continues to cast a shadow over Monaco’s early-season efforts, but all credit to Radamel Falcao for stepping up to the plate.

The Colombia striker turned back the clock to bag 21 goals last season and is already on four this term after a hat-trick in Sunday’s 4-1 success at Dijon.

Monaco haven’t coped as well at the back since losing Benjamin Mendy and Tiemoue Bakayoko, but we reckon they will settle down in this department.

In their title-winning campaign, Leonardo Jardim’s side kept seven clean sheets on the road and we’re happy with 9/1 for a 3-0 win here from the Metz vs Monaco odds.

Additional stats

Last result:

Bordeaux 2-0 METZ

Dijon 1-4 MONACO – Radamel Falcao (3), Jemerson

Head-to-head: Monaco 5-0 Metz, Metz 0-7 Monaco, Monaco 2-0 Metz, Metz 0-1 Monaco

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